“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Becker County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Becker County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Becker County, MN (9) Clay County, MN (8) Clearwater County, MN (9) Hubbard County, MN (1) Mahnomen County, MN (1) Norman County, MN (1) Otter Tail County, MN (5) Wadena County, MN (4)  BeckerCounty(9) Becker County (9)  ClayCounty(8) Clay County (8)  ClearwaterCounty(9) Clearwater County (9)  HubbardCounty(1) Hubbard County (1)  MahnomenCounty(1) Mahnomen County (1)  NormanCounty(1) Norman County (1)  OtterTailCounty(5) Otter Tail County (5)  WadenaCounty(4) Wadena County (4)
Detroit Lakes is the county seat for Becker County
Adjacent to Becker County, Minnesota
      Clay County (8)  
      Clearwater County (9)  
      Hubbard County (1)  
      Mahnomen County (1)  
      Norman County (1)  
      Otter Tail County (5)  
      Wadena County (4)  
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1 Minnesota, Becker County, Audubon — Cook Homestead
This plot marks the site of the home of John Cook, pioneer settler, who with his wife Diantha J., and children Freddie W., Mary E., and John W., were murdered by Indians April 26, 1872.Map (db m60270) HM
2 Minnesota, Becker County, Audubon — Home Again
Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge is named after the 800-acre Hamden Lake, drained in the early 1900's for agricultural development. Much of the rich prairie soil was also plowed for agriculture. A decline in wildlife populations followed. In . . . Map (db m170558)
3 Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit Lakes — Becker County Courthouse
This courthouse constructed by Becker County in cooperation with the Works Progress Administration of the Federal Works Agency S. L. Stolte • State Administrator Harry Phinney • District Manager W. R. Koester • District Engineer Albert . . . Map (db m209093) HM
4 Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit Lakes — Detroit Lakes Carnegie Library
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m209094) HM
5 Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit Lakes — The Woods Trail
Through woodland and prairie, along riverbanks and through sloughs, the mixed-blood American and Canadian buffalo hunters called Metis blazed trails with their oxen and squeaky-wheeled wooden carts. They carried buffalo robes and pemmican from . . . Map (db m206932) HM
6 Minnesota, Becker County, Ponsford — Bad Medicine Lake
Bad Medicine Lake also called the Lake of the Valley, was originally known to the Ojibway Indians as Ga-wimbadjiwegamag (Lake lying in a mountain depression). Among the many stories about the name’s origin are legends of serpentine fish and . . . Map (db m207258) HM
7 Minnesota, Becker County, Rochert — Old Indian Trail
This trail was used by early settlers and Indians to reach the maple sugar and wild rice campsite located at the north end of Tamarack Lake. It extended east to the Ottertail River and then branched to the south and north. The south branch followed . . . Map (db m153942) HM
8 Minnesota, Becker County, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge — Old Government Road
This marker locates a part of the original trail which was cut out of the forest by the U.S. Army in 1868 to facilitate travel from Leech Lake to White Earth. Soldiers accompanied the paymasters along this road in the early days to provide . . . Map (db m8537) HM
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9 Minnesota, Becker County, Waubun — St. Columba Mission
The first Minnesota mission to be named for Saint Columba was built by James Lloyd Breck in 1852 at Gull Lake near the present-day Brainerd. It was the fourth Episcopal church established in Minnesota. The initial group of Chippewa Indians . . . Map (db m207531) HM
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Jun. 3, 2023